Memories on Malaquite Beach
I am finally at a point in my life where things have settled down. As the saying goes, time heals. Many of the things that had crushed my heart these past 3 years have been let go and I am finally enjoying life again with new friends and of course, my family. If time and age has shown me anything, it’s shown me what loyalty is. You may talk to friends everyday but, it’s those that have stuck around when you are going through bad times, when your life drastically changes and their relationship with you doesn’t who are loyal.
9 years ago, I lost my fiancé to suicide. It is a pain you will never forget or be able to describe. Since then, his family has kept in touch with me; even when I remarried. No longer in my marriage and having to start my life over again, they remained in my life, always there for me; supportive in all my personal and business ventures. This weekend I spent some time in Corpus Christi, Texas. With a full itinerary of fun things in the city, I decided to take them with me and make it a family trip. We stayed in the downtown area facing the bay and even went for a night swim when we arrived. We visited the aquarium, museums, the touristy sites, and splurged on local restaurants.
The special and most important part of the trip was visiting where the ashes of my fiancé were spread. His favorite thing to do was camping and fishing at his favorite place, Malaquite Beach. Some of our best memories were spent there; it was HIS happy place. I thought I was going to break down and cry; but I didn’t. I felt a sense of peace as I watched our nephews take in the beauty of the day, the beach, and the special place that is important to us all; their Uncle’s happy place. When you travel, you never really realize how important places become to you and those you love. This was one of those places. I understand why he picked it and I am sure he is at peace being where he loved. What a beautiful day it was and I felt especially blessed to be able to share it with his family that he loved so much. RIP Joe, I hope it brought you happiness to have the boys with you…at your happy place.